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We encourage your child to read on a regular basis (we suggest at least 10 minutes on most nights of the week). To support and help your child in developing their reading skills, please encourage them to talk about their books, empathise with characters and predict events within the story.  We have a lovely library in school and a superb library in the town centre.  Try to encourage your child to widen their reading horizons by selecting books from different genres; if they usually choose a fiction book maybe suggest that they try a non-fiction book for a change; perhaps they might be inspired by our current topic, or one that they know is coming soon, to select a book relevant to that theme. 


To delve deeper into texts that we are reading we are using the acronym of VIPERS across the school.  This stands for:







These skills help us to develop a broad range of skills in order to help us understand or comprehend what we have read. 

There are some prompt cards below if you would like to use a similar approach at home to support your child's development in some of these areas. 

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